Sunday, February 21, 2010

flea market finds

I mentioned last week that I went to the Rose Bowl Flea Market (yet again) last Sunday but this time I made a few great finds which I will post momentarily. But first, a little run down on this market...

For those of you who haven't been, this is a monthly flea/vintage market in Pasadena and it takes place in the parking lot of the Rose Bowl Stadium.  In case you weren't tipped off by the fact that it takes up a major chunk of a parking lot meant to hold just under 100,000 people's cars, I can tell you it tends to be a little overwhelming unless you have pretty specific list of items you are looking for (e.g. furniture or dresses or jewelry, etc). The first visit can be especially rough merely because it is so huge - so plan ahead! You could easily go in and miss everything if you're not in that  "flea market mindset" (for those of you who buy and sell vintage a lot already I know I'm preaching to the choir - it's all about the shopper's state of mind, right?). More info like dates, cost of admission and location can be found here ROSE BOWL FLEA MARKET.  It is definitely worth checking out if you are in the area!

Now, back to the finds from my last visit. I should add that I did not have a specific list and just tagged along with"the Brit" (who was in the market for some vintage glasses) so I think I really just lucked out this time around.  I'm generally always looking for dresses and jewelry so that's where I started and I found two vintage coats (for next to nothing), this dress...
and this vintage 70s bracelet...
but by far the most exciting thing was this polaroid camera from the late 60s...

The camera also turned out to be a total steal but I tried not to get my hopes up at first because the seller wasn't even sure that it worked.  Still, we brought it home and cleaned it up a bit, bought a new battery online and I was even able to track down some film this past week.  but IT STILL WORKS! The first few were trial and error but by about the third picture we had it figured out and now I'm slightly addicted...
outfit details: shirt - h&m, velvet shorts - alexandra grecco,  tights - tabio, bag - marc x marc jacobs, coat - a gift

6 comments:

Araluna said...

Hey, I really enjoy reading your blog..it's lovely!That camera's amazing, I have a similar one.
By the way, your photos are very pretty and inspiring
Visit my blog sometime ! x

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xoxoKrysten said...

So cute!

alexandra said...

gah! so pretty. xx a

Sahakiel said...

Oh, we've got a Flea Market too at Barcelona monthly, but every weekend you can go too to the Encants, where you can find lovely bargains (as my Sonia Rykiel shoes for 15 €!!)

Romeika said...

Omg, the picture of you holding the little dog..so so lovely!!! It reminds me of editorials in "Lula" magazine. Love your outfit so much, and all your finds..

Alice D. Millionaire said...

really great shots.. so love the last frame. very sixties vibe, appropriately..

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